Pesach- Chag Sameach

The Jewish festival of Passover – or Pesach as it’s also known – lasts for a total of eight days.
It marks the freeing of the slaves by Moses and each year, it’s celebrated by feasts, readings and family time together – plus a whole lot of unleavened bread (all types of grain are off the table during Passover.)

Passover began on the evening of April 10 and lasts for eight days until the evening of Tuesday April 18. As for people who celebrate Easter and Passover get to experience another double over lap of celebrating, this happened last Christmas as Chanukah fell within the same exact time. 

The final two days of Passover celebrate the Red Sea miracle and the liberation of the Israelites.

To Easter and Passover- Chag  Sameach! 

love, #krishna 

How did the Easter Bunny and eggs come to be?

According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs.  

The custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead. This miracle showed that life could win over death. 

The introduction of chocolate eggs is a relatively new phenomenon, originating in France and Germany in the 19th century. And as chocolate production became more sophisticated, the Easter festival, like Christmas, became more marketable. 

Nowadays Easter is a big deal commercially – retailers and manufacturers love to get in on the holiday and persuade us to part with our cash by buying Easter eggs, cards and anything bunnies! 

We love it! 

love, #krishna 

Add Beautiful Spring Flowers to Your Home 

Tis the season for beautiful blooms. Look to Mother Nature for a rainbow palette that’s pleasing to the eye. Red, pink, and orange tulips evoke a fiery sunset when combined together.

Spring brings a garden full of lilacs and tulips. Pair these two indoors and create a lush DIY bouquet flower arrangement put them in a vase with fresh water placed throughout different parts of the house. This brings so much life, prana energy into the home environment, it adds positive energy chi. 

While you can never go wrong with a classic arrangement of roses, or a full bouquet of carnations, the most on-trend bouquets like using a lot more greenery or different colors are bringing more of  relaxed, botanical style. 

These days, a bouquet doesn’t have to be over-the-top to make an impact on your living space. Simple yet an impressive option is to choose flowers that are beautiful on their own and have character. 

A beautiful bouquet can also be as simple as a handful of specialty blooms such as ranunculus, garden rose or protea placed in a clear vase. The easy arrangements will add a perfect finishing touch to every room.

There is also a moodier movement happening with flowers, even for the brighter days of spring. Stretch the spectrum between dark and light by adding deep, rich tones like merlot, burgundy and blackberry into a neutral colour palette, you can create depth, dimension and mental connection. The overall feel of the colour palette remains timeless and a subtle sense of full bloom and complexity to a  beautifully mixed flowers bouquet. 

Happy Easter Weekend and Chag Sameach. love, #krishna